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trap-sect sampling team

Four men stand a row on a grassy knoll with a greenhouse and two palm trees in the background.

arney Caton, Ph.D. (left), of the USDA Animal & Plant Health Inspection Service; Hui Fang, Ph.D. (second from left), and Godshen Pallipparambil, Ph.D. (right), of the Center for Integrated Pest Management at NC State; and Nicholas Manoukis, Ph.D. (second from right), of the USDA Agricultural Research Service tested the probability of detection and the servicing distance of several alternative trap-layout designs for pest-insect sampling and compared the results to a traditional square grid design. They found that parallel-line and spoked-line trap designs offered good detection with significantly improved servicing efficiency. (Photo courtesy of USDA)

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